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Big third quarter propels Pleasant Valley past Eureka in first round of NorCal playoffs

first_imgChico >> Leading 26-23 at halftime in the first round of the state playoffs, the Pleasant Valley High girls basketball team heard a message from head coach Tyler Newton.“This could be our last game,” Sirena Tuitele summarizing what was said. “We didn’t want it to be our last game.”Or to put it another way, “We got chewed in halftime. That really woke us up,” Chloe Mayer said.The Vikings played like it in the third quarter, scoring 21 of the first 23 points of the second half as they went on …last_img read more

Five policemen, civilian injured in bomb blast in Imphal

first_imgFive policemen and one civilian were wounded on Tuesday morning when a powerful bomb was detonated using remote control device in the crowded Thangal Keithel area in Manipur’s capital Imphal.The injured policed included Amarjit Lamabam, Additional Superintendent of Police, (Operations), Imphal west district.The wounded were rushed to private hospital Raj Medicity. Hospital sources told The Hindu that the injuries the policemen and the civilian sustained were not life-threatening.Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren, who also holds the Home portfolio, Director General of Police, L.M. Khaute and other senior police officers came to the market areas after the blast. Mr. Biren also visited the injured people in the hospital.Two scooters were damaged in the blast. Besides shops and residences nearby were also pockmarked by the bomb shrapnel.Three BSF personnel were injured on November 3 midnight when unidentified persons had exploded using remote control device at Telipati about one km away from Tuesday’s blast.Police sources said that a telephone call was received by the police under which Thangal Keithel falls to the effect that a bomb-like object was found in the market areas.last_img read more

Saina raring for CWG gold

first_imgSania Nehwal is focussed on her main goal right now – winning the gold medal at the Delhi Commonwealth Games (CWG). Not surprisingly, she is leaving no stone unturned to realise her dreams.Speaking to MAIL TODAY, Saina said she gave a miss to the recent China Masters and Japan Super Series championships in back- to- back weeks to concentrate on training for the CWG.”I decided to skip both the China Masters and the Japan Open in an attempt to focus on the CWG. I realised that I had a punishing schedule leading up to the World Championships. So, I decided to concentrate on training and cut down my playing schedule,” Saina said.When it was pointed out that she had never won a major title in India and whether that would be a factor weighing on her mind, she said playing at home increased the expectations of her fans.”I do not think there is any extra pressure on me while playing in India. The only factor is that the crowds have a lot of expectations from me every time I step on to the court. But then, one cannot help it. It is only fair for them to expect a good show from me,” Saina said.Saina, who is currently ranked third in the world, felt that the CWG would have a formidable field.”Make no mistake, it is going to be a tough field. There are players like Yip Yin Pui (World No. 12) and Malaysian Mee Choo Wong (World No. 15) in the fray. I will have to be at my best. There is no doubt about that,” she admitted.advertisementAs regards her ambition of becoming world No. 1, the Hyderabadi said she had not set any specific deadline for achieving that.”Right now my focus is on winning as many major titles that I can. As regards the No. 1 ranking, I am ready to wait. There is no hurry,” she said.On his part, chief national coach Pullela Gopi Chand denied that Saina would be under extra pressure while playing at home. “I do not think pressure is a factor that is going to affect her performance. She is focussed more than ever before on coming up with a sterling show at the CWG,” he said.Gopi Chand also felt that the fact that Saina has already played at the Siri Fort Sports Complex – the venue for the badminton events in the CWG – would work to her advantage.”She has played the Asian Badminton Championships at the same venue in April and that will also be an advantage. She will be familiar with the lighting and the drift inside the stadium,” he said.Gopi Chand also felt that the Indian players had to come up with the goods when it came to the men’s single competition, with world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei also in the fray.”Lee Chong Wei’s presence makes the men’s field very competitive. Our players will have to lift their game substantially in order to perform well. They have been training very hard and I see no reason why they should not win a medal,” he said.last_img read more

Gaurav Gill to take part in Coffee Day India Rally

first_imgBengaluru, Nov 21 (PTI) FIA Asia Pacific Rally champion Gaurav Gill will be seen in action in the much-awaited Coffee Day India Rally 2017 to be held in Chikmagaluru from November 24 to 26.Driving for Team MRF, Gill is the lone Indian to have won the FIA Asia Pacific Rally title.”Organised by The Motor Sports Club of Chikmagaluru (MSCC) and sponsored by Coffee Day Group, the rally has registered nearly 45 entries including the best known names from the world of motorsports,” Coffee Day India Rally chairman and vice-president of Chikmagaluru Motor Sports Club, Farooq Ahmed told reporters here.The three-day extravaganza will witness concurrent running of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (4-wheel drive and 2-wheel drive) and the FMSCI MRF Indian National Rally Championship, Ahmed said.Other participating on the APRC grid are Gills team-mate Ole Christian Veiby from Norway, a regular on the World Rally Championship circuit, and factory driver for Skoda Michael Young of New Zealand, besides Kerala-based PG Abhilash, Sumit Panjabi and Sri Lankan Shafraz Junaid.Gill along with his partner Stephane Prevot from Belgium is leading the APRC chart with 136 points, just six ahead of Veiby and his fellow-Norwegian co-driver Stig Rune Skjarmoen.Both Gill and Veiby will be driving the Race Torque- prepared Skoda Fabia R5 car.The INRC entry list includes Amittrajit Ghosh, Arjun Rao Aroor, Rahul Kanthraj, Karna Kadur and young Dean Mascarenhas besides a clutch of home-grown talent, Coffee Day Hotels and Resorts Director M Venkatesh said.The entire rally route is located in the Coffee Day Globals estates bordering Chikmagalur, Venkatesh added. PTI BDN SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

Mark Dantonio Addresses Missing Handshake With Jim Harbaugh

first_imgJim Harbaugh looks on from the sidelines.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 1: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on from the sidelines during the second quarter of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game against the South Carolina Gamecocks on January 1, 2018 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) dantonio harbaugh adidasTwitter/@Mark__SnyderIn all of the craziness following Michigan State’s dramatic last second win over Michigan, people noticed that head coaches Mark Dantonio and Jim Harbaugh failed toshake hands after the game. While it was easy to assume animosity between the rival coaches, according to Mark Dantonio, it was just a case of the two not being able to link up on the field. From MLive:“It’s one of those things, you’re just not there at the time, but there’s no problems between myself and coach Harbaugh,” Dantonio said Monday morning on WDFN. “I have the utmost respect for him. I think he’s doing a tremendous job, and I think they have a good football team, a well-coached football team.”He is certainly right about that last part. Despite the brutal loss, few would have expected Michigan to be in position to beat Michigan State at all back in August.[MLive]last_img read more

Health Minister Urges Responsible Sexual Practices

first_img He said results from an HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviour Survey conducted for 2004, 2008 and 2012 indicate that the factors driving the epidemic have not changed over time, with continuing insufficient condom use and high levels of multiple sex partners among the general population. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health, through the National HIV/STI Programme, is reporting some successes, including an increase in the reporting of HIV cases and voluntary counselling and testing for the disease at antenatal clinics. Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is calling for Jamaicans to practise responsible sexual behaviour in order to prevent new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections. Story Highlights Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is calling for Jamaicans to practise responsible sexual behaviour in order to prevent new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections.He said results from an HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviour Survey conducted for 2004, 2008 and 2012 indicate that the factors driving the epidemic have not changed over time, with continuing insufficient condom use and high levels of multiple sex partners among the general population.Dr. Tufton, who was speaking at the media launch of World AIDS Day 2017 on Thursday (November 16) at the Courtleigh Hotel in New Kingston, said adolescent deaths resulting from HIV infection continue to rise despite declines among other age groups.This, he attributed to developmental, psychological and social factors, which place this group at increased risk of contracting the virus.“As a society, we must do more to stop new HIV infections and untimely HIV-related deaths through both primary and secondary prevention and better management approaches,” he said.Director of Health Promotion and Prevention at the National Family Planning Board (NFPB), Andrea Campbell, informed that there were 1,222 new HIV diagnoses in 2015.She said studies show that the population is aware of the methods of HIV prevention. However, there seems to be a resistance by persons to change their risky sexual behaviour.Among the safe practices that persons should adopt to safeguard against contracting the virus are reducing the number of sexual partners, using a condom consistently and correctly, and abstinence.For those already infected, they are advised to adhere to medication, which will lead to viral oppression.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health, through the National HIV/STI Programme, is reporting some successes, including an increase in the reporting of HIV cases and voluntary counselling and testing for the disease at antenatal clinics.Additionally, a 2014 survey indicates a continued decline in the prevalence among female sex workers. The overall prevalence was 2.9 per cent, a reduction from 4.1 per cent in 2011.Currently, Jamaica has an estimated 29,000 persons living with HIV or 1.6 per cent of adult population. Of this number, 85 per cent have been diagnosed.This year, World AIDS Day will be observed on December 1 under the theme ‘We Have the Right to Health: Keep the Promise, Don’t Turn Your Back on Me’.Activities will target adolescents and youth, who are at an increased risk for contracting HIV, and include a media campaign as well as song and visual arts competitions.Persons are being invited to participate in a march from Mandela Park to Emancipation Park in New Kingston, where there will be a health and wellness expo. The winners of the song and visual arts competitions will be announced at the event.The National HIV/STI Programme is mandated to coordinate and lead the implementation of the national HIV/STI response.last_img read more

Conductor involved in Banff crash fired again for social media posts

first_imgCALGARY – A Canadian Pacific Railway conductor who was fired following a 2014 derailment in Banff and later reinstated has been dismissed again — this time over social media posts that included several sexy modelling photos.Stephanie Katelnikoff says she received a letter from her employer last fall attached to a package of screen grabs from her social media accounts and was told to report to the railway’s Calgary office for a formal investigation.“This investigation is in connection with conduct and actions on Instagram and Facebook and other social media accounts, and the content of and compliance of those postings with company policies,” read the letter.Some of the photos in the package, which Katelnikoff provided to The Canadian Press, show her in cutoff jean shorts and a midriff-bearing top posing on railway tracks. Others are nudes of her shot from behind or the side, or of her in lingerie.The investigation package also had online comments that included a 2016 Facebook post under the name Steph Kat that calls the railway’s code of ethics a “short fictional comedy.”Another profile under the name Stevie Rae says: “Resume: Google Banff train crash,” followed by a laughing emoji.“I was shocked at the length they went to in investigating my personal social media accounts and my off-duty activity,” Katelnikoff told The Canadian Press.“I can’t imagine how long somebody spent combing through absolutely every little bit and piece of my social media.”Katelnikoff, 28, said most of her Facebook feed actually pertains to her charity work. She said modelling is a fun hobby that has allowed her to channel her creativity and boost her self-esteem.“I just can’t see how that affects my employability,” she said.On Boxing Day in 2014, a train Katelnikoff was conducting derailed, sending 15 cars off the tracks in Banff, Alta. A product used to make concrete called fly ash, as well as soybeans, spilled into a creek. The Transportation Safety Board determined that a broken piece of track caused the crash.Katelnikoff had some respiratory symptoms from breathing in the ash, but no one was otherwise injured. She was fired a month later and the company said it was because she violated rules around injury reporting and protecting an accident scene.She had been on the job less than six months and later criticized the training she received in the press.In February of 2016, arbitrator Maureen Flynn found in Katelnikoff’s favour, saying the company’s grounds for termination were “discriminatory” and in “bad faith.”Katelnikoff said the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference is grieving her most recent dismissal. The union did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Katelnikoff said her flippant online comments were a healthy way to process what she went through.“It was a traumatic event and I used humour as a coping mechanism. I don’t think you can fault a girl for doing that,” she said.The investigation package also mentioned a YouTube video critical of CP Rail, which the company said showed “gross insubordination and insolence.” Katelnikoff admits the delivery may not have been appropriate, but stands by her messages regarding the company’s approach to safety and human rights.CP spokesman Jeremy Berry said the company would not comment on an individual case.“All unionized train and engine employees are subject to the same rules and regulations and there is a standardized grievance process in place to deal with individual personnel decisions,” he wrote in an email.Katelnikoff, who is doing some health and safety consulting work on her own now, said she’s not sure she would return to the railway if given the chance.“The job itself and my brothers and sisters out on the rails are wonderful and I really truly enjoy that part of it.”(Companies in this story: TSX:CP)last_img read more

Major North American indices mostly positive after Trump Kim summit

first_imgMajor North American indices mostly moved up as the U.S. President and North Korean leader ended their historic summit.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 25.69 points to 16,288.98.South of the border, markets were mixed but mostly flat.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average declined 1.58 points to 25,320.73. The S&P 500 index rose 4.85 points to 2,786.85 and the Nasdaq composite index moved up 43.87 points to 7,703.79.That movement came as Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un wrapped their meeting. The duo committed to work “toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula” and to “build a lasting and stable peace regime” there. Many of the details were left vague.“I think the initial agreement is probably market positive, but the proof will ultimately be in the pudding,” said Patrick Bernes, a portfolio manager for CIBC Asset Management.The market is now focusing on a two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve that starts Wednesday. Investors expect the Fed to raise interest rates, but will also be watching for how many interest rates hikes are still expected in 2018, he said.The Canadian dollar averaged 76.90 cents US, down 0.06 of a US cent.The July crude contract gained 26 cents to US$66.36 per barrel and the July natural gas contract shed a penny to about US$2.94 per mmBTU.The August gold contract fell US$3.80 to US$1,299.40 an ounce and the July copper contract retreated about a penny to roughly US$3.25 a pound.— With files from the Associated PressFollow @AleksSagan on TwitterNote to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version stated the Canadian dollar averaged 76.82 cents US.last_img read more

Ford recalls nearly 15M Focuses because engines can stall

first_imgDETROIT – Ford is recalling nearly 1.5 million Focus compact cars in North America because a fuel system problem can cause the engines to stall without warning.The recall covers cars from the 2012 through 2018 model years with 2-litre four-cylinder engines.Ford says a valve in the fuel system can stick in the open position, causing too much vacuum, and an engine control computer may not detect the problem. Excessive vacuum can cause the gas tank to deform, as well as other problems.The recall came after the U.S. government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration presented owner complaints to Ford. About 1.3 million of the recalled vehicles are in the U.S.Dealers will reprogram the computer with new software that will detect a stuck valve, which the company says will take care of the problem in most cases. They’ll also inspect the valve, a carbon canister and gas tank and replace them if needed.Ford says owners should keep the gas tank at least half full until repairs are made.The company says it’s not aware of any crashes or injuries caused by the problem.The recall is expected to begin on Dec. 10.last_img read more

City taking action on six properties with illegal suites

first_imgThe following six properties have been issued the notices:8804 – 77 Street PID Number 029-580-8388806 – 77 Street PID Number 029-580-8469113 – 101 Avenue PID Number 028-982-0299111 – 101 Avenue PID Number 028-982-03711024 – 104A Avenue PID Number 029-145-00711026 – 104A Avenue PID Number 029-144-990Jamurat explained that the process contains checks and balances to help the City determine whether the illegal suites on the properties can be made to adhere to bylaws.In their report, the City’s building inspectors stated that since the suites on the properties contravened zoning and building codes, and were built without permits, they weren’t able to confirm that they were built to code and that there were approvals in place.Jamurat said that the Bylaw Contravention Notice on the properties’ titles mean that the current and future owners of the properties will be made aware of the issues.She said that though titles have been issued for the properties, the City won’t be taking the approach of getting property owners to have the illegal suites removed.“Our intent is to go through a process where we have any flagged properties to bring those forward in a very logical approach to Council.” FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John is going to be taking action against six properties after councillors voted in favour of issuing Bylaw Contravention Notices on the properties’ titles at Monday’s Council meeting.The City’s Planning Manager Renee Jamurat said that the notices have been put onto the properties’ titles under Section 57 of the Community Charter, which is part of the procedure that local governments need to follow. A duplex at 8804 and 8806 77 St. that had bylaw contravention notices issued during the summer for illegal secondary suites. Photo by Chris Newton A duplex at 8804 and 8806 77 St. that had bylaw contravention notices issued during the summer for illegal secondary suites. Photo by Chris Newton A duplex at 9111 and 9113 101 Ave. that has had bylaw contravention notices issued for illegal secondary suites. Photo by Chris Newton A duplex at 9111 and 9113 101 Ave. that has had bylaw contravention notices issued for illegal secondary suites. Photo by Chris Newton A duplex at 11024 and 11026 104A Ave. that has had bylaw contravention notices issued for illegal secondary suites. Photo by Chris Newton A duplex at 11024 and 11026 104A Ave. that has had bylaw contravention notices issued for illegal secondary suites. Photo by Chris Newton Jamurat said that staff has another set of properties that it’s working on getting notices onto titles but would not divulge any specifics.According to Jamurat, this is the first time that the City has taken this approach in dealing with illegal suites, due to problems caused by secondary suites only having become an issue in recent years.last_img read more

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